Evgeny Grishkovets, a prominent playwright and Director, was born on 17 February 1967 in the small town of Kemerovo, located in Western Siberia. Parents Eugene at the time were students-sophomores. In the words of Eugene, they had a very happy family. Mom and dad were not transferred care of the child on the shoulders of the older generation and always took Eugene with him.
When his father enrolled in graduate school Saint-Petersburg economic University, the family moved to the Northern capital. Leningrad period of his life Evgenie Grishkovets remembers as a period of nostalgia for his hometown, however, on returning home, this feeling was replaced by a desire to return to Leningrad.
After graduating high school in 1984, the future playwright arrives at the Philology faculty of Kemerovo State University, which he managed to complete only ten years. From the third year of Yevgeny Grishkovets drafted into the Soviet army. The next three years of his life he served in the Pacific fleet on the island of Russian. Grishkovets remembers that initially inclined to regard it as lost, gave him nothing in life. Later the guy realized that his one-man show
«As I ate the dog,» played a key role in the creative biography of the Director, based on recollections of service in the army. Returning home in 1988, Grishkovets continued his studies in University, being also engaged in the theater Studio and playing a small role in the pantomime theatre. After some time, feeling that in his native city life is not as we would like, Grishkovets decides to emigrate to Germany. In order to finally gain a foothold in a new country, a young playwright even trying to seek political asylum, which was granted. But the reality was quite different from the dreams, and in 1990, Yevgeny Grishkovets is returned to Kemerovo.
Eugene Grishkovec: direction
In his hometown he organizes theatre
«The Lodge», released in seven years of existence, ten performances, which enjoyed success with the audience both in Russia and abroad. In 1998, the idea of the theater «the Lodge» began to outlive itself, the time to do it is becoming less and less. Then he decided to leave from Kemerovo. This period saw the emergence of the play «How I ate a dog», the audience which amounted to only 17 people, but this time Yevgeny Grishkovets considers a turning point in his destiny. In just four years Evgenie Grishkovets has evolved from a newcomer to the Director’s darling of the public. For his first performance, the playwright has received the award «the gold mask». Following his work, called
«While» repeats the success of their debut performance and fully reveals the artistic style of Grishkovets as a playwright. Plays by Yevgeny Grishkovets inherits the best traditions of Russian literature, they traced intonation Chekhov, Vasily Shukshin, subtle irony and monologues Dovlatov. As well noted literary critic Jan Schekman, prose Yevgeny Grishkovets is the best medicine for people who are tired of life’s race, for which he does not have time to stop and look at yourself in the mirror. But, when faced with a reflection of his own life literary heroes Grishkovets, the viewer realizes that even minor episodes, if you look at them with humor and observation, acquire a new, deeper meaning.
Evgeny Grishkovets: books
Today Yevgeny Grishkovets is the author of several novels. His first book
«Shirt» was released in Moscow in 2004. In this work, the reader reveals the familiar world Grishkovets, filled with monologues about the essence of things, conversations, witty situations, and optimism, which invariably helps the main character find a way out of any difficult circumstances. Next job
«Rivers» was published. In 2006 a book was published, all existing at the time of the play by Grishkovets. In addition, Eugene has written and edited the script of the film
Eugene Grishkovec: music
In 2002, Yevgeny Grishkovets is recording an album together with a group
«Curler», performing electronic music. Evgeny admits that can’t sing, but loves to hear them singing others. In their desire to join this art, he developed the concept into a musical texture of the voices of the singing person who reads the text, where the semantic load is much higher than the conventional texts of popular songs. In fact, a small essay, read music and organized in couplet form.
In 2008, together with Renārs Kaupers from the group
«Brainstorm» Grishkovets writes his version of the song of group «the Alliance»
«At the dawn».
Eugene Grishkovec: personal life
For many years Yevgeny Grishkovets lives in a happy marriage with a girl named
Elena. The couple were born three children — two daughters and a son. Since 1998 Grishkovets with his family lives in Kaliningrad.